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Down to the Core of the Psoas Muscle

Sunday, February 23 @ 12:15 pm - 5:00 pm



Down to the Core of the Psoas Muscle
Personal Investment – $85Yoga Roots Lakewood Studio – Join Melissa Russo for a very relevant topic of yoga practice safety and health:

“I’ve been approached by numerous people over the years of teaching yoga and massage therapy who are frustrated by back and hip pain. The pain originates for various reasons; habits, lack of strength, stress, injuries (new and old), and it isn’t universal for each person.
One of the culprits of back and hip pain is the psoas muscle. This major hip flexor muscle we use every time we take a step and it’s the only muscle connecting the spine to the leg. Hence, why it can cause issues in our back, hips and parts of our bodies that we may not be aware of.

This workshop has been created for yoga teachers and other movement based teachers to explore, discuss and build confidence around the psoas muscle. Teachers who want to grow their knowledge about how the body moves and functions and to use that knowledge to further assist our students in relieving back and hip pain.” ~ Melissa”THE WORKSHOP – 2 hour Anatomy and Physiology | 12:15 – 2:15pm
What you will learn:

– A review of hip flexors and surrounding muscles that can effect the psoas.
– Symptoms of psoas dysfunction and how the psoas shapes the body.
– The importance of the nervous system and how it relates to pain and stress.
– Highlight the relationship between the psoas and the pelvic floor, multifidus, diaphragm, transverse abdominis and the quadratus lumborum.
– Explore anatomical cues that might hinder the release process and what you can do instead.

THE PRACTICE CLASS – 2:30pm – 5:00pm

– A four part formula (passive & active release, strengthening & stretching) for working with the psoas in group and private classes.

– Ways to introduce new stimuli to the strengthening portion of the practice by adding in progressive external loading – resistance bands provided
– How to regress movements/poses for beginners or people in pain or with limitations.

You’ll leave with the following:

A deeper understanding of the psoas, it’s relationship to the body and to other muscles
Verbal cues, observations, yoga asanas and short sequences that directly relate to the psoas muscle.
Knowledge that you can easily apply to enhance your current classes and make you stand out from other teachers.
4.75 hours of CEUs to be registered with Yoga Alliance
Cost $85

Who this workshop is for – yoga teachers, movement based instructors

Melissa Russo – E-RYT 500, Licensed Massage Therapist


Sunday, February 23
12:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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15602 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107 United States
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